What’s trending on Twitter this week in Ireland?
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This week several topics are trending on Twitter in Ireland. These include:
9,712 Irish Tweets (of 1,016,183 globally)
A nationwide campaign to raise awareness and end the stigma behind mental health took place online on October 10th. All across the different social media platforms, users shared the hashtag to engage in a global conversation about mental health and share their own experiences with others. On Twitter, users were seen interacting and supporting one another.
"Falling down is part of life. Getting back up is living"(Anon)
In life we ALL fall down at times.
Mentally. Emotionally. Physically. Little falls, big falls. Huge falls. It's being human, not being weak.
So when you fall, above all be kind to yourself. #WorldMentalHealthDay
— Niamh Fitzpatrick (@NFitzPsychology) October 10, 2018
Let me reshare one of my favourite jokes today…
How many consultant psychologists does it take to change a lightbulb?
Well, there's a six-month waiting list, but here's a leaflet about how to cope with darkness. #WorldMentalHealthDay
— Claire Hennessy (@chennessybooks) October 10, 2018
8,909 Irish Tweets (of 49,975 globally)
Over the weekend, Storm Callum hit Ireland leaving more than 60,000 homes and businesses without power. County Mayo was hit with the strong wind gusts that were recorded at 124 km/h. People took to Twitter to discuss the storm and hope for school cancellations.
#StormCallum is forecast to bring winds of up to 130 km/h and heavy rain tonight ⚠️ Please keep your dogs indoors for their safety and make sure your fences are intact and gates secure before letting them out for toilet breaks ???? pic.twitter.com/gYNBnAfSwn
— Dogs Trust Ireland (@DogsTrust_IE) October 11, 2018
— Lauren (@lollyfitz13) October 11, 2018
3. Denis Naughten
3,116 Irish Tweets
Irish Minister for Communication, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten announced his resignation in the Dail on October 11th. Naughten’s resignation follows the broadband controversy that included Naughten engaging in private dinners with a National Broadband Plan bidder.
Well done to @peterodwyer1 and @thetimesIE on their stories on Denis Naughten and how he broke department rules in his engagements with the head of the last bidding consortium for the national broadband contract. #journalismmatters
— Mark Tighe (@marktigheST) October 11, 2018
More celebrity reaction to the resignation of Minister Denis Naughten this afternoon https://t.co/2T8GhakjbE
— jack (@jackalexe) October 11, 2018
2,476 Irish Tweets
#COYBIG, better known as the saying “Come On You Boys In Green”, was a popular hashtag used to show support for Ireland’s football team during their match against Denmark on October 13th. Fans took to Twitter to share their pictures and experiences at the match.
— Happy ???? (@toontoonbarmy) October 13, 2018
— Simon Bell ???????? (@simondbell) October 13, 2018
1,083 Irish Tweets
The Irish Architecture Foundation held their annual Open House Dublin event this past weekend from October 12th through October 14th. People were invited to partake in a weekend full of free architecture tours. Tour locations included the Belvedere House, the Casino Marino and many more. Attendees of the open houses tours took to Twitter to share their personal favourites.
We're gearing up here at the #IveaghTrust for #OpenHouseDublin – a rare opportunity to see No. 3B Patrick Street, known to us simply as "Nellie's Flat" – a little piece of our Bull Alley Estate, frozen in time.
— The Iveagh Trust (@theiveaghtrust) October 11, 2018
— Karen de Lacey (@dublinarchivist) October 13, 2018
780 Irish Tweets (of 46,759 globally)
After pictures leaked of Strictly dance partners Katya Jones and Sean Walsh kissing in the streets, many urged Strictly to drop them from the competition. Following the kiss that disregarded the pairs significant others, Jones and Walsh went on to perform their own rendition of a Charleston dance. Their performance received high scores from judges and despite protest, a majority of viewers voted for them to stay. Fans took to Twitter to share their opinions.
— Paul Dunphy Esquire (@pauldunphy) October 13, 2018
— Melanie Dawson (@mrsmeldaw) October 13, 2018
748 Irish Tweets (of 7,404, globally)
The first weekend of the Heineken Champions Cup hosted three Irish provinces Leinster, Munster, and Ulster. In the rugby matches, Leinster played the Wasps, Munster played Exeter, and Ulster played the Leicester Tigers. Fans of the rugby matches shared their thoughts on Twitter.
— Desirée O’Connor (@Desnatmac) October 12, 2018
Despite new acquisitions Munster showing the same frailties that have been holding them back in recent seasons. Reflective conservatism in attack and a very high penalty count cost them the win against an under-performing Exeter#EXEvMUN #ChampionsCup
— Daragh Faughnan (@DaraghFaughnan) October 13, 2018
683 Irish Tweets
The new hit comedy series, Finding Joy, premiered on Wednesday on RTÉ . The six- part series features Irish actress Amy Huberman as the main character, Joy, who is trying to get over a break up while being thrust into the spotlight. Those who watched the show took to Twitter to share their opinions and thoughts.
My god Amy Huberman is charming #findingjoy
— Emer McLysaght (@EmerTheScreamer) October 10, 2018
Really enjoyed seeing @amyhuberman back doing what she does best; comedy. And writing apparently. Seriously, is there anything she isn't good at? And we still love her. Whoever said we're a nation of begrudgers!? #FindingJoy
— Sinead Latte (@CoffeySinead) October 11, 2018
496 Irish Mentions
October 10th marked 100 years since the sinking of the R.M.S ‘Leinster’. The sinking was Ireland’s worst maritime disaster and resulted in 564 lives lost aboard the ship. A procession and ceremony took place in Dún Laoghaire at Moran Park to commemorate the historical event’s centennial anniversary. People took to Twitter to honour the tragic day in Irish history.
“What is so peaceful can often be so violent” a powerful reflection on the sinking of #RMSLeinster by @dlrcc Writer in Residence, Sarah Maria Griffin, at Commemoration Ceremony in Moran’s Park, Dún Laoghaire @dlrLexIcon @DeptAHG pic.twitter.com/GnP61AtN1S
— ⚖️Josepha Madigan (@josephamadigan) October 10, 2018
— Dún Laoghaire Harbour (@DLHarbour) October 10, 2018
472 Irish Tweets (of 46,759 globally)
The 2018 Youth Olympic Games are currently being held in Buenos Aires. Teams from Ireland such as Swim Ireland and Gymnastics Ireland have participated in the games so far. Swim Ireland team member Niamh Coyne took home a silver medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke. Supporters took to Twitter to root for their favourite contestants.
Check out the list below of the savagely impressive performances from young Irish swimmers at #YouthOlympics #BuenosAires2018. It's exciting for their own future & also for the future of Irish sport to see this. Very well done to all involved. #TeamIreland ☘️???????????????????? https://t.co/0Nl9iL7H4z
— Niamh Fitzpatrick (@NFitzPsychology) October 13, 2018
Cracking 100m final out at #BuenosAires2018 and unreal to see Niamh Coyne claiming silver! But my heart goes out to poor Mona McSharry, brilliant swim out in lane eight, leading first 50m but missing a medal by 0.02s. So tough. @swimireland #YouthOlympics
— Megan (@MegatronCox) October 10, 2018